San Diego Community Resources
A brief list of great, local resources includes:
American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org (619) 299-4200
Local support groups conducted by the American Cancer Society include: Reach To Recovery: Support for women fighting breast cancer. I Can Cope: Financial seminars, nutrition seminars, pain management seminars. Look Good…Feel Better: Cosmetic make-overs and support for women undergoing cancer treatment. Man to Man: Support for men fighting prostate cancer. New Voice Club: Group for laryngectomy patients. Tender Loving Care (TLC): Combines expert information with helpful products for women coping with breast cancer or any cancer treatment causing hair loss. This catalog will be mailed to you so in private, at your leisure, you can select products for your special needs that are sometimes difficult to find locally. Standard shipping takes 7-10 business days, express and overnight delivery available.
Caring Community Living With Cancer Program
A program of Jewish Family Service open to the community and includes support groups for patients and caregivers, special events and workshops. Click here for more information.
Children’s Hospital - http://www.rchsd.org
San Diego Cancer Research Program
The San Diego Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer center dedicated to accelerating the development and availability of cutting-edge cancer therapies, and to improving, through comprehensive complementary approaches, the quality of life for cancer patients. These would include mind-body techniques, massage, yoga, meditation, herbal therapy, nutrition, oriental medicine procedures such as acupuncture, etc. We are collaborating with other cancer centers and programs that are interested in researching these same issues Click here for more information. For Support Groups (San Diego Cancer Center, Encinitas) see http://www.sdcancer.com/index.html